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Cryptocurrency Security & COVID-19

I’ve been paying a lot of attention to cryptocurrency security lately.

In recent weeks we’ve been facing accelerating economic instability (that’s putting it mildly!).

We can blame the COVID-19 pandemic for that.

It’s been pretty wild.

There have been huge swings in the stock market. Billions of dollars are being gained or lost on a daily basis.

And that’s not all.

We’ve seen prices for bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies experiencing some crazy swings, too.

Bitcoin is currently trading at about $6,600.

That’s off a bit from earlier today.

But it’s up from a low two days ago at $4,460.

A month ago, before the coronavirus pandemic took hold globally, bitcoin was up to $10,365.

Cryptocurrency Security

That’s why cryptocurrency security is suddenly such a big issue.

Crypto speculators are being driven alternately by fear and by greed.

Is bitcoin a legitimate flight to safety?

Or is it just plain insanity?

Cryptocurrency exchanges are under a lot of strain. So much so, in fact, that some of them look like they’re on pretty shaky ground.

Meanwhile, the scammers, hackers and attackers are out in full force.

If you’ve left your crypto sitting in an exchange account, you’re in trouble.

Potentially big trouble.

Like being wiped out entirely.

But hey, I’m not here to preach doom and gloom.

Things are tough enough already.

And I’ve got a cryptocurrency security tool I personally rely on.

You definitely need to consider it.

Protection With A Hard Wallet

It’s all about the added security of a hard wallet.

A hard wallet is a physical device for storing digital data, particularly blockchain entries.

That includes bitcoin and other cryptos.

Using the device, you can keep your cryptocurrencies safe. The data links are stored on the device and connected to the blockchain in the cloud.

All without exposure on an exchange, which is particularly vulnerable to compromise.

The bottom line is this – if your data is on someone else’s site, it isn’t safe.

There are different brands of hard wallets available, but the one I personally use is the Trezor.

Trezor for cryptocurrency security

It’s available from Satoshi Labs, and I’ve found it to be secure, easy to use, and 100 percent reliable.

Trezor came to mind today when I learned that Satoshi Labs is having a sale on their Trezor devices.

The sale has been prompted by the coronavirus crisis. It will be in effect until April 1st.

If you’re holding any crypto at all, I suggest you check it out.

Go HERE to get to the Trezor product page.

When you order, use Coupon Code STAYSAFE15 during the checkout process.

That will give you a discount of 15% off the regular price for either of their main models.

Take a look.

As security specialist Jack Sterling from CloudHound said to me earlier today, there’s “Nothing like a pandemic to spur people to make security-centric decisions!”

What better time is there to take care of your cryptocurrency security?

 

 

 

Zeus Retrograde Triggers Potential Trading Top

The Zeus retrograde station on January 20 was an extremely powerful event.

Its effect on the market was muted slightly because it happened when the markets were closed. U.S. markets were shuttered on Monday for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

But holiday or not, this transneptunian shift is likely to usher in lower prices ahead.

It reinforces the bearish energy of the Uranus station at the January 20 Lunar Eclipse.

Trading Action Since The Zeus Retrograde Station

On January 21, the S&P 500 lost 0.27% as trading resumed after the Zeus retrograde station.

So far it’s a net loss of 0.13% since last Friday’s S&P close at 3329.62.

That’s hardly a major crash, of course.

But it’s starting to look more and more like a definitive trading top.

Keep An Eye On The Trading Action

The prospects will be clarified by the trading action just ahead.

If the sell-off is amplified or becomes more sustained, we will consider this top confirmed.

That means we can look for even lower stock prices ahead.

As we see it now, there could be a significant decline running through the end of February.

And we can thank the Zeus retrograde station for getting it going.

Broader Implications Feeding Market Expectations

And that’s not all.

Zeus Retrograde 2020
The January 20, 2020 Zeus Retrograde Station on the 90-degree dial.

As you can see from the 90-degree dial presentation of the Zeus retrograde station, other factors come into play.

The station activated the midpoint of Mercury and the True Lunar Node. That signals a time of creative thinking and inventiveness.

Maybe even a new way for dyed-in-the-wool bulls to start thinking about market direction in a new light.

The Kronos/Vulcanus midpoint also got triggered by the Zeus retrograde station.

The implication here is the excessive expression of the powers of the state. It’s all about politics, with the notion that ruthless politicians manage to have their way, no matter how much effort it takes.

That kind of struggle is clearly being reflected in the current impeachment trial of U.S. President Donald J. Trump.

As we’ve noted earlier, the public political wrangling has very broad implications, in and out of the markets.

No matter what the ultimate outcome is, the ongoing turmoil is likely to a real impact on the markets.

 

 

Impeachment Horoscope

We don’t get many chances to check out an impeachment horoscope.

The U.S. House of Representatives impeached President Donald J. Trump on two articles last night after days of wrangling and debate.

There’s been a lot said about the divisiveness and acrimony surrounding the the whole process.

It was, in fact, quite a show. There were plenty of wild scenes and memorable characters along the way.

I suppose we could spend time running down some of those rabbit trails.

But I actually don’t want to go there. Not for now at least.

The Impeachment Horoscope

You see, what’s really interesting to me as an astrologer is the impeachment horoscope.

As I was saying, it’s sort of a rare critter.

Trump is only the third sitting U.S. President get impeached in the entire history of the country. And that’s exactly why this kind of chart is so rare.

Even so, I didn’t expect this horoscope to be quite so striking.

A mundane chart like this, a horoscope of a geopolitical event, can give us remarkable insights into the ultimate hidden significance of the action taking place.

This chart is no exception.

I timed it based on the moment that the electrically-recorded vote in the House passed the threshold needed to carry the motion on the first article of impeachment.

Here’s what it looks like:

Impeachment Horoscope

I’ve labeled some of the key points for easy reference.

Point A is quite striking. Transiting Uranus, the planet of explosions and surprises, was right on the Midheaven at the time the vote passed. That’s a prominent position.

When Uranus was first discovered in the late 1700’s  it was a time of revolution, most notably in France and America.

So Uranus is associated with revolutions, upheavals, and the overthrow of kings or other governmental leaders.

Transneptunian Factors

In this case that planet’s energy is amplified in a T-Square pattern with two transneptunians.

Uranus is square Vulcanus (B) and in opposition to Apollon (C).

Vulcanus is connected with coercive action or an extortionate “offer you can’t refuse.”

Apollon says that this event has a widespread impact, affecting the lives of many people.

The revolutionary theme is picked up by the Moon (D – representing the people as a whole) applying to a tension-provoking square to the Sun (E – representing the ruler).

But what’s really most intriguing is the action at point F. The Part of Fortune, an indicator of true happiness and fulfillment whose position changes minute by minute, conjoined the transneptunian Poseidon at the time of the impeachment vote.

Poseidon is about higher ideals and inspiration.

So it’s an unexpected signal.

The vote in the House was historic.

The conflict was evident.

But it was also a time of ultimate fulfillment.  And perhaps even more.

Maybe the birth of new spiritual ideals.

Powell’s Horoscope Spells Uncertainty

Jerome Powell’s horoscope may be an essential part of making sense of Fed policy.

Transiting Neptune is currently in a long, slow conjunction with the True Lunar Node in the 1913 inception horoscope for the Federal Reserve Bank, so it’s not surprising to see lots of confusion about the Fed’s policies and intended actions.

The stock market rallied recently when the expectation spread that the Fed would be cutting interest rates by 50 basis points; then a string of new record highs was abandoned when Fed Chairman Jerome Powell showed some uncertainty.

powell's horoscope

The upcoming Poseidon station will be in opposition to Powell’s natal Jupiter, so he could rethink rates at least one more time.

And Jerome Powell’s horoscope also shows great potential for financial success as well. Check out this video for some comments:

Arch Crawford Talks War

Arch Crawford was the first thing Larry Pesavento mentioned when I joined him on his show yesterday.

Arch Crawford
Arch Crawford

“Tim,” he said, “we had one of your biggest fans on yesterday – Arch Crawford!”

I told Larry that I indeed consider Arch Crawford a dear friend.

He’s also one of the best-know financial astrologers.

But, Larry said, Arch told his audience that current astrological alignments point to to the possibility of war before the end of the month.

His latest forecast has been stirring up some very concerns.

That’s why Larry Pesavento had brought him on his Trade What You See program on TFNN the previous day. Arch had had an opportunity then to fill in some the details about what he’s seeing for the weeks ahead.

What Arch Crawford Had To Say

When Arch had been on Larry’s show on Wednesday, he warned of “hostility, terrorism and outright war” just ahead.

“This is a world condition,” he explained, “and as such it’s hard to determine who will and who will not be affected.

“It does touch our president’s horoscope chart, which increases the likelihood of US involvement.

“Neptune is highlighted, and there may be religious elements to certain areas of this turbulence, and perhaps drug connections as well to others.”

“These effects will likely take hold in the latter half of this month.

“This is not a joke!”

Do I Agree With This Forecast?

Quite naturally, Larry wanted to know if I agreed.

Does my own assessment match the view of Arch Crawford?

What’s really going on?

It was a great springboard for a very engaging conversation.

We not only talked about Arch and his forecasts.

We also discussed Y2K, bitcoin, and the current Mars alignments.

And we talked about current conditions in the stock market.

Here’s the entire interview segment:


 

Best Week Of The Year

We’ve just finished up the best week of the year so far for the stock market.

In fact, it was a roaring rally.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index gained 4.41% for the week.

The Russell 2000 was up 1.95%.

The NASDAQ Composite added 3.88% compared to the week before.

And the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 4.71% to guarantee a prime spot in the financial headlines.

What Was Behind The Best Week?

The trading action provided a remarkable contrast to the downturn in May.

But exactly what was behind the best week of the year?

According to the mainstream financial media, a lot of the credit goes to the Federal Reserve.

Acting As Appropriate

Speaking in Chicago on Tuesday, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell discussed “recent developments involving trade negotiations and other matters.”

“We do not know how or when these issues will be resolved,” he said.

“We are closely monitoring the implications of these developments for the U.S. economic outlook and, as always, we will act as appropriate to sustain the expansion, with a strong labor market and inflation near our symmetric 2 percent objective.”

That promise to “act as appropriate” created an instant market reaction.

An Accurate Forecast

But here’s the interesting thing about the best week of the year, the one that we’ve just completed.

We knew it was coming ahead of time.

And it really had nothing to do with Jerome Powell’s speech on Tuesday.

Although we didn’t specifically say it would be the best week of the year so far, we definitely saw this week’s stock market rally coming.

It was because we saw a Mars/Kronos conjunction just ahead.

We know that Transneptunians are powerful market movers.

Mars Kronos Best Week
The Mars/Kronos conjunction was a precursor to the best week of the year so far.

But when we made that forecast last Saturday, a rally certainly wasn’t a sure thing.

After all, when we did our special webinar last weekend on Transneptunian timing factors in the markets, the markets had just completed a month of surprising losses.

Nobody was looking for the best week of the year.

Confidence in a big price move was definitely lagging.

The Mars/Kronos Effect

But during that in-depth advanced training session we did a deep-dive into all the potential effects of the current Mars/Kronos conjunction.

That’s a relatively rare planetary alignment that often signals extreme events in politics, in social or public affairs, in international relations, and in business and the financial markets.

Last Saturday’s webinar was an extraordinarily powerful session.

One of the key take-aways was that even after the exact Mars/Kronos alignment, we can still expect to see its effects continuing to play out in geopolitics and market action for a number of weeks to come.

That’s exactly what’s been going on now.

But that wasn’t all we talked about in the webinar.

In-Depth Webinar Transneptunian Training

We also took a look at:

To find out more about the continuing impact of this powerful event, and about what we can expect in the coming weeks, be sure to check out the webinar recording.

You can get it at:

https://cleostbc.samcart.com/products/trouble-at-the-top—marskronos-trransneptunian-trading-training-video

Knights Templar Astro-Trading?

I really didn’t expect the Knights Templar to get into the conversatio.

I had a great interview with Larry Pesavento on his Trade What You See program yesterday.

We talked about trends in the markets, of course.

But our whole conversation was really wide-ranging.

We went from William Lilly and horary astrology to short-term trading cycles and J. P. Morgan.

And at one point Larry made a surprising comment.

I had been describing some intriguing facts about astrological history, and he told me that “it sounds like something coming out of the Knights Templar!”

He was apparently hinting at conspiracy theories, but I’m not sure.

Maybe it’s something I should look into.

Check out this video of our interview. Then tell me what you think:

Brett Kavanaugh Birth Time

Brett Kavanaugh was a big point of focus during our special Venus In Reverse workshop last week.

He wasn’t the sole topic, of course.

We also provided detailed forecasts for Gold, Crude Oil, the Hang Seng, the S&P and a whole lot more.

But with the Venus retrograde period just ahead of us – and with Supreme CourtVen nominee Brett Kavanaugh very much in the media spotlight, his name certainly came up.

Brett Kavanaugh
Judge Brett Kavanaugh

When we had our workshop on Tuesday, September 25, the accusations about his personal history of sexual assault were just starting to percolate.

Two days later, on September 27, Judge Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford both testified under oath before the U.S.Senate Judiciary Committee.

Then on Friday, the Senate Committee voted to send the nomination to the full Senate, but with the provision that the FBI re-open its background check into the candidate.

That’s when I put together a short video detailing some of the potential Venus repercussions for Brett Kavanaugh.

I posted it on YouTube at https://youtu.be/5gPlKQT6_To

A Rectified Birth Time From Ivey Henderson

That six-minute video, along with its revelations about the Venus cycle, has been producing some interesting responses, including an email from Ivey Henderson.

Ivey wrote me:

“I just viewed your YouTube clip of Kavanaugh and retrograde Venus….

“I have a rectified time…. of his birth and i can’t state its accuracy. Time used 3:38:44 am.

“As I see it Hades/Venus stands out strongly in his chart by itself…. It seems that retrogradeVenus re-enforces his being drawn to females whom he feel would be easy marks.

“Using the natal Hades/Venus midpoint and the pointer on the Node make an aspect to the this midpoint.

“While also on the date in which Venus goes retrograde… it is pulled into the picture.
What I also find interesting is creating a three part planetary picture…. Hades + Venus -Node which indicates  Connection with prostitutes. Connection with low people, who offer their services.”

Brett Kavanaugh On The 90-Degree Dial

Brett Kavanaugh Venus Station Dial
Brett Kavanaugh 90-Degree Dial with transiting positions at the Venus retrograde station on October 5, 2018

This dial illustrates the planetary dynamics that Ivey Henderson mentioned.

Based on the rectified birth time, it’s worth noting that the Venus retrograde station also activates Kavanaugh’s natal Mars/Ascendant midpoint. That’s an appropriate representation of his explosive public anger and outbursts during the Committee hearing last week!

For more on the upcoming Venus retrograde cycle, be sure to get the workshop recording at http://bit.ly/ven925

Eclipse Effects Still Coming On Strong

Eclipse effects can be amazingly long-lasting.

The last of the summer eclipses was a week ago.

It was the partial solar eclipse on August 11.

Eclipse Effects Still To Come

It may seem like that was the end of the story.

But the biggest impacts of the entire eclipse series – two solar eclipses and one lunar eclipse – are still to come!

Whether you’re setting up trading strategies or just trying to keep up with world events, there’s a lot to prepare for.

That’s why we put together not one, but two special eclipse reports to review all the dimensions of these extraordinary events.

Despots & Decisions

Eclipse Effects - Despots Decisions

In the first one, Despots & Decisions, we drilled into the impact of the partial solar eclipse in July. We took a special look at the eclipse effects on leaders around the globe.

Each of these key people is experiencing the eclipse effects in some very different ways!

I guess we could say it’s just a case of Different Strokes for Different Folks – but when some of these folks have nuclear weapons and huge standing armies, it’s not quite so simple!

Irresistible Force

Eclipse Effects - Irresistible Force

In our second report, Irresistible Force, the focus was mainly on the impact of the partial solar eclipse in August.

What was noteworthy about that most recent solar eclipse was the Saros series it was a part of.

Prior to this August event, there had only been five previous eclipses in that series – and all of them took place at at times when we have stock market data for back-testing!

That’s a remarkable event as far as studying eclipse effects goes. So we took a deep-dive look into all those previous solar eclipses.

Double Eclipse Bundle

As I was saying, there’s a lot to prepare for during the coming months. And there are a lot of resources in these two in-depth reports.

Eclipse Effects - Double Eclipse Bundle

That’s why I’m glad my publisher has combined the e-book versions of these two publications into a special offer of a Double Eclipse Bundle.

You can get both e-books as an instant download – and save about 60 percent off the regular price of buying them individually.

It’s something you’ll definitely want to get your hands on. These are vital tools for getting the full advantage out of the eclipse effects that are still ahead!

For more information on the Double Eclipse Bundle, go to: http://bit.ly/18SE2eb

Be sure to take a look to get the full advantage of the opportunities ahead.